If you suspect that you are intolerant to certain foods, then muscle testing is an excellent way to find out immediately, rather than having to wait for test results (which can be inconclusive) or trying to omit them from your diet one by one for weeks on end. There will be no doubt left in your mind when you feel an effortlessly strong muscle undeniably weakened as soon as the ‘offending’ substance is placed on your body.

Some people are wary about discovering what their bodies can and can’t handle, as they don’t want to consider having to alter their diet. The good news is, that whilst you will need to cut out the offending foods / substances for some time, if the gut is also healed, then most of the time they can be reintroduced (within reason) after time.

So why is healing the gut such an important part of ridding yourself of food sensitivity / allergy issues? For most people with these issues, their gut lining has lost its integrity – also known as ‘leaky gut’. Many things can cause this: medication, sugary / starchy diet, stress, poor chewing, lack of stomach acid and digestive enzymes to break down the food in the stomach, continuing to eat foods that are currently damaging the gut. So, as a result of this, the gut lining becomes more permeable, and these enlarged spaces can easily absorb larger than normal protein molecules, which go directly into your bloodstream, and that is not where they should be. Your immune system immediately sees them as foreign invaders and creates antibodies, which can potentially cause reactions when you consume those foods again. This is the typical allergy or sensitivity response.

However, it is not just food sensitivity symptoms that can be a symptom of impaired gut permeability. Increasing studies are finding that the following conditions are closely linked:• Inflammatory conditions• IBS• IBD• Celiac disease• Skin conditions including: acne, eczema, urticaria (hives), psoriasis• Food allergies & intolerances• Arthritis, joint pain• Autism• Multiple food/chemical sensitivities• Memory problems• Migraines• Chronic fatigue• Feeling toxic

Most people will need their guts cleared of invasive organisms (whose roots also perforate the gut wall lining), need a powerful probiotic and need soothing, gut rebuilding nutrition to return the gut lining to its full integrity.